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Long weekends in the USA

Long weekend is a three-day weekend and sometimes may be a four-day weekend, if you take an extra day off. When there is a public holiday on a Friday or a Monday, it often creates a long weekend. “Long weekends” are a great time for vacation, travel or get-togethers. Best days to travel in United States.

New Year's day. January 1.
Martin Luther King Jr day. Third Monday in January.
Presidents' Day (Washington's Birthday). Third Monday in February.
Memorial Day. Last Monday in May.
Independence Day. July 4.
Labor Day. First Monday in September.
Columbus Day. Second Monday in October.
Veterans' Day. November 11.
Thanksgiving day. Fourth Thursday in November.
Christmas Day. December 25.

January 1-2-3, 2021. Three days long weekend.
Friday, January 1, 2021. New Year's Day. (Federal holiday.) if January 1 is on a Sunday, then Monday, January 2 is a day off.

January 16-17-18, 2021. Three days of long weekend.
Monday, January 18, 2021. Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. day Weekend. (Federal holiday.) This long weekend includes the federal holiday on the third Monday of January.

February 13-14-15, 2021. Three days long weekend.
Monday, February 15, 2021. Presidents' Day Weekend. (Washington's birthday.)

Monday, May 29-30-31, 2021. Three days long weekend.
Monday, May 31, 2021. Memorial Day Weekend (the last Monday of May). (Federal holiday.)

July 3-4-5, 2021. Three days long weekend.
July 4, 2021. Independence Day Weekend. (Federal holiday.) Monday, July 5 is a day off.

September 4-5-6, 2021. Three days long weekend.
Monday, September 06, 2021. Labor Day Weekend. (Federal holiday.) First Monday of September.

October 9-10-11, 2021. Three days long weekend.
Monday, October 11, 2021. Columbus Day Weekend. (Federal holiday.) It is the second Monday of October and a day off in most U.S. states.

November 11-12-13-14, 2021. (It may be four days long weekend, if you take one day leave.)
Thursday, November 11, 2021. Veterans Day Weekend. (Federal holiday.)

November 25-26-27-28, 2021. (It may be four days long weekend, if you take one day leave.)
Thursday, November 25, 2021. Thanksgiving Weekend. (Federal holiday.) The fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving and a public holiday in the USA. Black Friday is the next day after Thanksgiving day and a non-working day in some businesses.

December 24-25-26, 2021. Three days long weekend.
Friday, December 24, 2021. Christmas Day Weekend. It is a national holiday in U.S., when government offices, organizations, businesses, and schools are closed. Christmas Eve is a day off in some states.


The most popular cities for a short vacation in U.S. are New York, Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco.

January 1-2, 2022. Two days long weekend.
Saturday, January 1, 2022. New Year's Day. (Federal holiday.) if January 1 is on a Sunday, then Monday, January 2 is a day off.

January 15-16-17, 2022. Three days long weekend.
Monday, January 17, 2022. Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. day Weekend. (Federal holiday.) This long weekend includes the federal holiday on the third Monday of January.

February 19-20-21, 2022. Three days long weekend.
Monday, February 21, 2022. Presidents' Day Weekend. (Washington's birthday.)

May 28-29-30, 2022. Three days long weekend.
Monday, May 30, 2022. Memorial Day Weekend (the last Monday of May). (Federal holiday.)

July 2-3-4, 2022. Three days long weekend.
Monday, July 4, 2022. Independence Day Weekend. (Federal holiday.)

September 3-4-5, 2022. Three days long weekend.
Monday, September 05, 2022. Labor Day Weekend. (Federal holiday.) First Monday of September.

October 8-9-10, 2022. Three days long weekend.
Monday, October 10, 2022. Columbus Day Weekend. (Federal holiday.) It is the second Monday of October and a day off in most U.S. states.

November 11-12-13, 2022. Three days long weekend.
Friday, November 11, 2022. Veterans Day Weekend. (Federal holiday.)

November 24-25-26-27, 2022. (It may be four days of long weekend, if you take one day leave.)
Thursday, November 24, 2022. Thanksgiving Weekend. (Federal holiday.) The fourth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving and a public holiday in the USA. Black Friday is the next day after Thanksgiving day and a non-working day in some businesses.

December 24-25, 2022. Two days long weekend.
Sunday, December 25, 2022. Christmas Day Weekend. It is a national holiday in U.S., when government offices, organizations, businesses, and schools are closed. Christmas Eve is a day off in some states.
Look also about Christmas vacations.


A long weekend is an opportunity for a short trip to nearby US cities, a national park, or even a neighboring country, such as Mexico.

The most popular cities for a short vacation in U.S. are New York, Miami, Orlando, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco.

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